Permits and Inspections    

For cross connection, back flows or irrigation, please call
Kevin Leach at 972-286-4477 ext 240

For online  permits or to register as a contractor such as:

*Building (carport, patio, shed, addition, remodel)



*Roof replacement

*Garage Sale Permit
(proof of city residency must be uploaded when applying)

*Demolition Permit


*Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical
(If not registered, please upload driver's license, state license and insurance)


The Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for all building permits, construction Inspections, contractor registration, and compliance with all city codes.


2015 International Building Code
2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Energy Code
2014 NEC


Please call permit clerk desk at 972-286-4477 option 6 when ready for inspection. Inspections may be scheduled for same day, as long as contractor calls before 9 a.m. . All construction shall be accessible and/or exposed for inspection and shall not be covered unless authorized allowed by city building official.

Residential Rental Property Registration & Renewal


General Provisions Sect: 1-13

Could be punished by fine not to exceed $500.00

If you own residential rental property in the City of Balch Springs, you are required to register all of your units.  Registrations are valid two years from the date of initial registration for a $25 Fee/unit. Landlords/owners who have previously registered, please be reminded that your biannual registration renewal date may be fast approaching. 

Program violators, or failure to register and/or have your rental property inspected will result in fines and penalties up to $500, per amended ordinance No. 3216-16.     

Obtain forms at city hall or printable online for convenience. Click Here to register and pay online.